Spring 2024 SOWK 487w Week 16 - Group Work Research and Evaluation

A presentation at Heritage at CBC Week 16 in in Pasco, WA 99301, USA by Jacob Campbell

Week 16 is the final week of class. We will be reviewing evaluations within group work. My dissertation, Campbell (2023) was based on participatory action research (PAR). I provide McDonald (2012) as a primer to doing PAR as a methodology social work group research. During week 15 we spend time looking at Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships (CBPR) in the context of best practices for working with groups. The reading in Teufel-Shone et al. (2018) provides more of a understanding of what these groups look like, especially from the context of a group. The following are the topics for this session.

The agenda for this week is as follows:

  • Evaluation designs for groups
  • Difference between program evaluation and clinical evaluation
  • What is a qualitative design methodology
  • Intervention research